Rosana Maria dos Reis

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Purpose: The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of endometriosis among the relatives of patients with confirmed endometriosis. Methods: We analyzed the prevalence of endometriosis among first-, second-, and third-degree relatives in a group of 101 patients with varying symptoms related to endometriosis seen at two public(More)
INTRODUCTION The sexual response depends on the adequate function of all systems related to the genital and extra-genital organs. Physiological conditions such as menopause can interfere with sexual expression because of central and peripheral changes. Genital effects of estrogen include vaginal trophism, lubrication, and local pleasure sensation in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Epileptic men may experience hormonal changes that may alter semen quality and sexual function. Alterations in male sexual and reproductive parameters may also be due to treatment with antiepileptic drugs to control seizures. AIMS To evaluate serum hormone concentrations, semen quality, the frequency of sexual intercourse (FSI), and erectile(More)
To detect expression of bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) and growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) in oocytes, and their receptor type 2 receptor for BMPs (BMPR2) in cumulus cells in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), and determine if BMPR2, BMP15, and GDF9 expression correlate with hyperandrogenism in(More)
Revise role of hormonal basal and dynamic tests, as well as ultrasonographic measures as ovarian reserve markers, in order to provide better counseling to subfertile couples. Review of publications on the topic, with an emphasis on recent well designed articles. Currently available ovarian reserve tests do not provide sufficient evidence to be solely(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess if low-dose hCG is similar to hMG and to rFSH in the late follicular phase. STUDY DESIGN In a prospective randomized controlled trial, 51 patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation received ovarian priming with rFSH and then received hCG (200 IU/day) (hCG group, n=17), hMG (225 IU/day) (hMG group, n=17) or rFSH (200 IU/day)(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent angiogenic factor that is altered in endometriosis, supports the immunological mechanism involved in this disease. The aim of the present study was to assess VEGF concentration in the plasma, follicular fluid (FF) and culture medium (CM) of granulosa cells from patients with endometriosis submitted to in(More)
Women of normal weight with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hyperinsulinemia presented high growth hormone (GH) levels in response to the l-dopa test, suggesting that the action of GH and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) might be responsible for the elevation in LH and the consequent hyperandrogenic anovulation observed in normal weight women with(More)
Purpose: To assess the influence of ovarian endometrioma during IVF. Methods : Patients were submitted to cystectomy by the laparoscopic route for exeresis of ovarian endometrioma. Group I (n = 28) consisted of patients without ovarian endometrioma and group II (n = 14) consisted of patients with recurrence of ovarian endometrioma during IVF. Results :(More)
Purpose: Determine if the evaluation of endometrium one week after embryo transfer can predict pregnancy. Methods: Endometrial volume and thickness were evaluated by three-dimensional ultrasound in 40 patients one week after embryo transfer. These results were compared to serum pregnancy test performed one week later. Results: Eighteen patients have(More)